Ibtissam El Azrak Ibtissam El Azrak

Intermediate level


In this section of the lesson (1/3), students will practice their speaking fluency skills. They will be given some relevant vocabulary based on the topic of “shopping centers”. Then, they will practice speaking fluency while doing a role play activity. There will be three different groups representing three different viewpoints about developing a new shopping area ( youth group, old group and parents group). The activity will be a combination of both productive skills (speaking and writing). First, the students will write a proposal then they will present it. Finally, the lesson will have a freer WC discussion on the context of “shopping areas”.


Abc Copies of the text book
Abc Teacher's notes
Abc Role play cards
Abc Useful sentences

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice based on a role play in the context of "shopping".

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the Ss with practice for productive skills: speaking and writing.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set the context and to engage the students in discussion

To link to the previous lesson about shopping by asking the students: "what was the topic of yesterday?"(shopping) Elicit some of yesterday's vocabulary about shopping places.

Pre-teaching: Vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • To familiarize the students with some needed vocabulary

Tell the students that they will have a role play but before that they should know some of the needed vocabulary. Elicit the vocabulary:proposal, wheelchair, facility,pensioner, appeal. Then, drill them and write them.

Pre-task activity (7-9 minutes) • To prepare the students for the role play

Tell the Ss that the local council is planning to develop a new shopping area in your town and they want to hear from the community what they want to have in this shopping area. Put the students in pairs. Tell them to think about what are two facilities that they want to have in this shopping area. Get some FB. As a whole group ask the students some questions: 1. "where do you want to have the shopping area?"why? 2. "what transport to use to go to the shopping area?"why? 3. "what are the facilities that you want in this shopping area? why? 4. "what is something special that you want in your shopping area?why? Divide the w/b to four: Location, Transport, Facility, Special and get some of their FB.

Role play activity (14-16 minutes) • To get Ss to practice speaking and writing

Explain the role play activity by telling the Ss that there will be 3 groups presenting their proposal to the local council: Elderly people, Youth, Parents. Divide the Ss to 3 groups. Demonstrate the activity. Give students a HO that has some useful sentences that they should use in their proposal. Give each group their role play card.Time limit 10 min. Put a table in front of the class and put a sign that represent one group. Each group should have a spokesman/spokeswoman to speak for the group.

Freer discussion (2-4 minutes) • To get students to freely practice for fluency speaking in the context of "shopping center"

Ask students what is their dream shopping area. Get some FB from them.

Review vocabulary (If time allows) (2-3 minutes) • To get students to remember some of the learned Vocabulary

Ask students some questions about some of the learned vocabulary: 1. What did you write to the local council? 2. What we call a school, cinema, library..etc? 3. What is the synonym of attract/please/interest? Link to the other sections of the class.

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